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Big Magic Excerpt

Creative Living Beyond Fear

By Elizabeth Gilbert | Comments ()

Readers all over the world have drawn inspiration, solace, and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books. Now this writer of exceptional range and achievement digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective on creativity, offering potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live out most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, she encourages us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us. Whether we long to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

From BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. Published by arrangement with Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2015 by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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